Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

Get Help For Your Heroin Addiction With Verve Healthcare

Heroin is a dangerous and highly addictive substance that is commonly snorted, inhaled, injected, or smoked. When we take heroin in any of these ways, it goes straight to the brain and binds to the opioid receptors where it converts to morphine. From there it dulls down our feelings of pain and gives people an intense and euphoric high. Many people have stated they’ve been addicted from just one time using the drug. 

Choosing to free yourself from drug addiction is a life-changing step, and it’s a difficult thing to do alone. We can help you become drug free, and support you through the entire withdrawal process. 

At Verve Healthcare, we can provide you with comfortable and stylish rehab clinics to give you a safe place to experience heroin withdrawal. You’ll get expert medical advice and be monitored 24 hours a day. 

Contact one of our staff members today for free advice and support, we can kick start the process as soon as possible. Our team is friendly, approachable, and will listen to all the details regarding your drug use and dependence, so we can provide you with the best advice regarding addiction treatment plans.

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Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

If you’re worried that you have a heroin addiction, there are some easy ways to tell if it’s developed into a drug dependency. First, ask yourself, if you had to stop taking heroin tomorrow would you be able to? 

If the answer is no, you have a drug addiction. Other common signs of a heroin addiction involve prioritising the drug over your family, friends, or job, and spending lots of money (especially money you don’t have) in order to get it. Maybe you’ve started spending more time with drug users, and are stealing things to fund your habit. 

Have you found that heroin is not a recreational drug for you anymore, and is taking over your life? 

There is help here for you. Just call 0203 955 7703 to find out how we can support you to break free from heroin addiction.

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The Statistics of Heroin Addiction in the UK

As you enter recovery, the first step is completing a heroin detox. This is a key part of treatment. A detox is where you abstain from the drug, and quit it. Then you let your body process it and ride out the withdrawal. Your body will experience physical symptoms and psychological symptoms as it gets rid of all the negative toxins in the body from heroin. These symptoms fade after the first few days, but it can take up to a month to fully recover. 

Withdrawal from heroin can put stress on the body, but it’s necessary in order to fully detox from the drug. 

Here’s a list of all the common withdrawal symptoms you may experience during the heroin withdrawal process.

Psychological Symptoms

If you experience severe psychological symptoms like suicidal thoughts, it’s essential you speak to one of your medical team members for support. There are measures they can take to help you through this difficult time. It’s normal to experience psychological symptoms that affect your mental health while going through heroin withdrawal, such as: 

  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Anger
  • Suicidal feelings or thoughts
  • Heroin cravings
  • Difficulty concentrating

Physical Withdrawal Symptoms

Everyone’s experience when withdrawing from a drug is different. You might experience a few or all these symptoms, and they can be less severe in some people than others. Common physical symptoms include: 

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bone pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Runny nose
  • Flu symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Shivering
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • High temperature
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Muscle spasms
  • Shaking
  • Restlessness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Breathing difficulties

When you seek addiction treatment at Verve Healthcare, you don’t have to do it alone. You’ll experience the withdrawal symptoms from the security of one of our comfortable rehab clinics and have a medical team to support you. 

We’ll discuss the best therapy techniques for you. We operate a person-centred approach, and understand that everyone’s addiction and history is different. If you have a severe addiction, it may be necessary to do maintenance therapy instead of a detox. 

Maintenance therapy involves replacing the heroin with a substitute like methadone or buprenorphine. You’ll be given a stable daily dose to help you cope, and it helps with withdrawal symptoms. 

Just contact us on 0203 955 7703 to discuss what treatment options are most suitable for you. We’ll run an addiction assessment to understand your history and circumstances, before offering our advice and support.

Recovering from Heroin Addiction

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Another key part of treatment is that when you stop using heroin, your body lowers its tolerance towards it. If you take heroin again, your body cannot handle the same amount as before. Commonly, people don’t realise this when they relapse and accidentally take a fatal overdose. 

At Verve Healthcare, we are all about relapse prevention, and supporting our service users to long-term recovery. We’ll take the time to identify and address the root cause that led you to using heroin in the first place. It could involve mental health problems, or some deep-rooted trauma you experience. While you’re under our care, you can process it in a safe and secure environment. 

If you have a dual diagnosis, and are suffering from multiple addictions, don’t worry. We are still here to help and support you. 

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Come To One Of Our Rehab Clinics For Heroin Addiction Treatment

We understand how difficult it is to seek help for a drug addiction, so by reading this article you’ve already come farther than most people do. Take a breath and give yourself a pat on the back. 

Our residential rehabs have a gym, chef, and relaxation rooms with access to therapy and support groups to help you in the recovery process. All you need to do is get in touch with our admissions team on 0203 955 7703 to begin the process. If you’re feeling nervous, you can contact us at our contact form to tell us about you and your experiences.

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